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Re: [Fot] Cutting Aeroquip Hoses..

To: "David Talbott" <>
Subject: Re: [Fot] Cutting Aeroquip Hoses..
From: Bill Babcock <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 15:02:19 -1000
Hmmm. Sounds like Dave and I are psychically linked even when I'm a  
time zone away. I just posted nearly the same comments.
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On Mar 15, 2007, at 2:58 PM, David Talbott wrote:

> Be aware that it sounds like the setup that you have now (in  
> addition to being
> ancient) is not really what most people think of as "Aeroquip",   
> but rather an
> inexpensive faux Aeroquip that kinda looks like the real stuff, and  
> at best it
> may add some chafing resistance to the rubber hose, but not much  
> else.  You
> need to get a copy of an Earls Catalog ( 
> index.asp ) or
> something similar, and start reading.  I suggest Earls only because  
> of Carroll
> Smith's relationship with them, which brings up the related subject  
> of the
> desirability of getting a copy of Smiths'  Nuts,Bolts,Fasteners and  
> Plumbing
> Handbook.  Be warned that the catalogs and the books are a lot  
> cheaper than
> the plumbing bits, but that's racing.
> David Talbott, President
> Architectural Reproductions, Inc.
> Portland, Oregon
> Toll Free (888) 440-8007
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: steve
>   To: FOT
>   Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 5:12 PM
>   Subject: [Fot] Cutting Aeroquip Hoses..
>   My Dad's old TR3 arrived via Passport Transport on Monday night.   
> Each night
> after work, I'm out there puttering around trying to tidy up the  
> engine
> compartment a bit. It's in great condition but I've always wanted  
> to clean up
> the location of a few lines, wires, etc..
>   One of the things I'd like to do is to replace the 17year old  
> Aeroquip fuel
> lines with new stuff.
>   The braided SS fuel hoses on the car were cut to length with a  
> hack-saw.
> Then, the prickly ends were wrapped in a few loops of black tape.   
> Over that
> goes a hose clamp.  When I shop around online for Aeroquip tubing and
> fittings, all the ends available seem to be THREADED fittings.  Is  
> there a
> more elegant solution to clamp the ends onto the SU carb fuel-input  
> pipes than
> the hack saw, tape, hose clamp method?
>   Anyone use rubber fuel tubing instead of the braided line?
>   ~Steve
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